Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My World Tuesday - Wall art

Before the Carroll Creek Bridge project, the artist William Cochran had painted some other murals on buildings in downtown Frederick. His work is NOT your average graffiti. His technique is "trompe l'oeil". The first time Marianne and I saw the above picture we were eating in a restaurant across the street. She said "that man is just staring out the window and not moving!" When we left the restaurant, we finally realized it was a painting and sometime later learned about Mr. Cochran. Below are details from this painting, the adjacent window and another painted window a few blocks away. The last picture shows his canvas for that painting.





8 comments:

Arija said...

Absolutely beautiful! Michaelangelo and Tintoretto were masters of the art in the 15th and 16th centuries. It is so good to see we still have master artisans around.
Did you notice tha that is not a man but an angel standing at the window with quite distinctly spread wings?
I loved this post!

Wren said...

Oh, I remember these from my time in Frederick. Great photos!

W. Latane Barton said...

very talented man. I would love to see these sometime.

KeRobinson said...

These are inspiring, thanks for posting them! :)

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